hazardous materials law News

  • EU to revise laws on recycling and use of hazardous substances

    Improving implementation and enforcement of laws on electrical and electronic equipment and cutting unnecessary administrative burden are the main objectives of the revised directives proposed by the Commission today. The directives on the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and on the restriction of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – ...

  • Leominster Mass. plastics manufacturer ordered to comply with Hazardous waste laws (MA)

    EPA recently issued a Complaint and Compliance Order against Hudson Color Concentrates, a division of L&A Molding, Inc., for violating state and federal hazardous waste management requirements. Hudson Color, of Leominster, Mass., produces custom color plastic pellet concentrates for the plastics industry by blending, mixing, melting, extruding, quenching, drying and chipping processed ...

  • EU set to revise law on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    The European Commission welcomes today's vote by the European Parliament to revise legislation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The draft legislation, proposed by the Commission in 2008, will strengthen the existing law by streamlining procedures for future substance restrictions and by making it coherent with other chemicals legislation1. Today’s ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • The green arm of the law

    The US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has mounted a new Web tool to enlist the help of the public and other law enforcement agencies in tracking down fugitives accused of violating environmental laws and evading arrest. 'Putting this information on the EPA’s Web site will increase the number of ’eyes’ looking for environmental fugitives,' said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • United States and Mexico to exercise hazardous material release response

    U.S. and Mexico federal, state, and local agencies will exercise a full scale response to a hazardous materials incident on the U.S. Mexico border. This exercise is in support of the U.S./Mexico joint contingency plan and the existing local sister city emergency plan. The exercise will test the multi-agency binational response to a hazmat incident immediately south of the Santa Teresa /Jeronimo ...

  • EPA Settlement with the City of Buffalo Protects Residents from Hazardous Waste and Materials

    Under the terms of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Buffalo will host nine community recycling events to collect fluorescent light bulbs, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste from city residents. This program will reduce the likelihood of exposure by residents to harmful chemicals found in these products, while also reducing the amount of waste ...

  • Lead Hazard: Rhode Island Landlord Faces over $400,000 Fine for Lead Law Violation

    A Rhode Island company faces fines of $421,900 for failing to notify tenants about potential lead hazards in the residential property being leased. The company was charged for repeatedly violating federal lead-based paint disclosure laws and regulations. According to the EPA, the company failed to notify tenants about the potential lead-paint hazards in the houses being leased, as required by the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EU environmental liability directive soon to become law

    The European Union’s Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) will come into force in England from 1 March and will have an impact on waste management activities, according to international law firm Freshfields. The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations require operators not only to take preventative action to avoid environmental damage occurring in the first place, but ...

  • EC calls for better implementation of EU waste law

    The EC has published two implementation reports (20 November) on implementation of the community waste legislation for the period 2004-2006 that highlight the need for significant efforts by Member States to ensure that waste management meets the standards set by EU legislation. It is particularly scathing of the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the ...

  • State IDs Faulty Tanks; Now Tank Law is being scaled Back

    After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and a few were filled with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities Required to Comply with Environmental Laws, says Briones

    Ruth P Briones, Chairman and CEO of Greenergy Solutions Inc, and Convenor of Zero Waste Philippines’ Forum said that any Material Recovery and Energy Facility (MREF) or Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facilities to be installed in the Philippines should strictly comply with the country’s Clean Air Act and other environmental laws, and not to employ waste conversion technologies that produce ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Call for waste firms to `take notice` of new environmetal law

    Small- to medium-sized businesses in the waste industry will not take notice of a new regime of strict environmental civil penalties until a prosecution occurs, according to a legal expert. From today (April 6), the Environment Agency will become one of the first regulators to be given greater flexibility to enforce environmental law, such as the Hazardous Waste, Packaging and Transfrontier ...

  • Hazardous waste was used in specatator area

    Contaminated soil was taken from a former gas works in Attleborough in November 2006 to the racing circuit at Snetterton to form part of a bund to protect spectators, but the soil contained potentially harmful chemicals Swaffham Magistrates’ Court heard today (9/9). The waste should have been taken to a licensed waste site said Mrs Anne-Lise McDonald of the Environment Agency. Two companies were ...

  • Nanotechnology Law & Business Includes Article Co-Authored by Lynn L. Bergeson

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that Nanotechnology Law & Business has published an article co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson entitled "RoHS Recast: How Did Nanomaterials Fare?" The abstract states: Several types ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nanotechnology law & business includes article co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that Nanotechnology Law & Business has published an article co-authored by Lynn L. Bergeson entitled "RoHS Recast: How Did Nanomaterials Fare?" The abstract states: Several types of nanoscale materials recently dodged ...


    By Acta Group

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Five Washington companies comply with chemical emergency planning laws

    Five companies in Washington have agreed to correct errors in reporting hazardous chemicals as required by federal laws designed to protect communities during chemical emergencies. The companies failed to report the storage of hazardous chemicals in violation of the Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to-Know Act, according to settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The ...

  • Settlement with new Cingular wireless to resolve violations of community right-to-know law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced an agreement with New Cingular Wireless to resolve violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). New Cingular Wireless voluntarily disclosed reporting violations to EPA, which related to the presence of sulfuric acid, diesel, and lead at 642 cellular facilities in 35 states and Puerto Rico, after ...

  • Allyson Weaver and ERRC Inform Coloradans About New Electronic Waste Law

    DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Association for Recycling (www.cafr.org) named Allyson Weaver, Account Executive at Metech Recycling, leader of the Electronics Recycling and Reuse Committee (ERRC). The ERRC is helping ...


    By Metech Recycling

  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

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